Tour & Talk

Each season, the FBC hosts a Tour & Talk at a family business headquartered in Iowa. The one-day event typically begins with a tour of the business from family leaders, followed by a luncheon, and concludes with a presentation and Q&A with the family CEO or president. These events allow families to learn from each other’s operations. We also have a breakout session to divide the legacy and current/next generations into two groups for a generation-specific conversation.

Dee Zee's Pleasant Hill Location
2024 Tour & Talk

Dee Zee Mfg

Dee Zee Manufacturing is a hidden gem of a family business that you don't hear enough about. On June 4, join Kelli Gallagher, second generation and president of this multichannel aftermarket supplier and leading provider of side steps and roof rails for OEM's. Tour the business, talk to the family, and learn how they went from a 325 employee business to over 1,000 and shine in adaptation and innovation.  

Kemin Industries headquarters in Des Moines
2023 Tour & Talk

Kemin Industries

In 2023, Iowa families met at Kemin Industries to hear about how a small family business turned into an international powerhouse. Participants heard from siblings Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO, and Libby Nelson, VP and general counsel. Then, groups took a tour of the manufacturing facilities and laboratories and wrapped up the day with a lunch.

Fareway warehouse
2021 TOUR & TALK

Fareway

In 2021, Fareway hosted the FBC Tour & Talk event at their headquarters in Boone, Iowa. Reynolds Cramer, CEO, is pictured leading a tour. Later in the day, he shared his family story and answered questions about the business.

Interested in hosting a Tour & Talk event?

Please contact Jayne Kielman, business development manager, at jayne.kielman@uni.edu or 319-559-0050.